Do you ever feel like we're now living in some sort of alternative reality?
Like there was some glitch in the matrix and we diverged into some other universe in the simulation?
Sam Harris has a line "most people spend every waking moment of their lives in the 'movie' of their lives."
What happens when the illusion of that movie is broken?
Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney about the Insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, "alternative realities", the subterranean spaces online that fueled them, and the repercussions that occur when those "alternative realities" conflict with the "real world."
Some of the other things we dive into are:
Sam McNerney is an applied behavioral scientist, market researcher and brand strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with brands such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble and CitiBank.
As a writer he has interviewed business and academic leaders including Arianna Huffington, Andrew Yang, Jonathan Haidt, and Charles Murray – and his essays have been featured in publications like The Washington Post, Psychology Today and Scientific American.
Now as an independent consumer insights specialist, he specializes in using surveys to help businesses answer questions about their customers that unlock the greatest value.